On This Date in Sports History – April 29

Posted: April 29, 2012 in On This Date In Sports History

1941 – The Boston Bees agreed to change their name to the Braves.
1961 – ABC’s “Wide World of Sports” premiered.
1981 – Steve Carlton (Philadelphia Phillies) became the first left-handed pitcher in the major leagues to get 3,000 career strikeouts.
1985 – Billy Martin was brought back, for the fourth time, as manager for the New York Yankees.
1986 – Roger Clemens (Boston Red Sox) set a major-league baseball record by striking out 20 Seattle Mariner batters.
1988 – The Baltimore Orioles set a new major league baseball record by losing their first 21 games of the season.
1997 – Craig MacTavish announced his retirement from the NHL after 17 seasons.
2002 – Darryl Strawberry was sentenced to 18 months in prison for violating his probation on a 1999 conviction on drug and solicitation of prostitution charges.

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